COVID-19: Update on Receiving WAFF Help
The 2020 WAFF application window closed on July 31, 2020. Anyone seeking WAFF Help or similar services should reach out to the local Salvation Army office for assistance with their many programs.
When the next application window opens in January 2021, WAFF will provide updates on any COVID-19 impacts on applications and appointments.
When and Where to Apply for WAFF Help
The 2020 application window closed on July 31, 2020. The next application window will open on January 1, 2021. For more application information, go to our Eligibility and Contact pages.
In addition to WAFF, there are additional local programs designed to help people with their energy bills. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is an annual federal program that provides utility bill assistance to low-income households that just received $900 million in additional funding from the CARES Act.
In our region (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia), there is $45 million available to households that qualify. Learn more about LIHEAP by finding local contact information under Resources or find your state’s online LIHEAP application.